It's where I live, and where I make most of my images.
I shoot with a Nikon F3, and 98% of what I do is silver process.
I shoot available light only, partly due to a lifetime of bad flash pictures on crummy C41, and partly because I don't know how to use a non-auto flash. As a result I've only shot 3 rolls of ISO100; everything else is 400+.
I've only been shooting for real on film for a year. I learned on a K1000 in high school, and have shot film in many classes since then, but didn't think of myself as a photographer. Demographic labels...
I make pictures of inanities. I perceive lines and edges more than I do colors or textures; I'm a draftsman more than a painter. My aim is to make stark, journalistic, hyper-factual images of things nobody notices because they are everywhere, because there are beautiful lines and forms in every thing and place.
I aspire to be a street photographer, but I am shy with people I have no connection with and am simultaneously extroverted, so it matters what people think of me. It makes it very hard to confront someone confidently with a camera.
I worry about the death of film, and engage in its use partially as a connection to a time before mine, because I have never felt properly tied to my age, as if I were born 10 years too late. I love old things, especially tools and mechanical devices, but I also rely on my iPhone because I am a child of my generation, no matter how out of place I feel. I love being connected to the shared information resource and consciousness of humanity; I like to feel connected to my surroundings, and the Internet is part of my personal geography.
I see photography as recording that which surrounds me thereby creating things to add to that environment, but it makes me feel dishonest to stage things. I never move anything in the compositions I make images of; I perceive, I observe, I document, and I move on.
Welcome to APUG from NYC.
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Welcome. What's a Blarg?
"While you're out there smashing the state, don't forget to keep a smile on your lips and a song in your heart!"
Onomatopoeia. Say it out loud, with slight exasperation. ^_^
Originally Posted by thebanana
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Welcome from western Massachusetts!
Long live Ed "Big Daddy" Roth!!
"I don't care about Milwaukee or Chicago." - Yvon LeBlanc
Welcome from Washington DC, the national capitol of Blarg.
Yahoo, someone else from not only Oklahoma but also my hometown, Tulsa!!! Welcome, I have been waiting a while for someone nearby on APUG. I also shoot black and white, have my own darkroom and love old things, like myself!! Great site, great info... Yes and what is "Blarg"?
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Welcome, Okto! I like your connection to what's older and more traditional, as well as your currency. I look forward to your posts. You'll like it here!
Originally Posted by okto
Welcome, Okto. You are amongst kindred spirits. Jump in when you feel the groove.
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